The Work of Tania BlancoJuxtapoz // Thursday, 26 May 2011
We were recently turned onto the work of Valencia, Spain born, now switching time between Paris and Valencia artist, Tania Blanco. The series in particular, SLEEP-DRUNK VADEMECUM, spread over several years of focusing on medical instruments, high precision techonology, scientific devices, anatomical models, clandestine laboratories, was a favorite.
Blanco says of the series, "The bizarre represented objects reflect a mixture of past and future, and an ambiguous clinical atmosphere flows in them. On many of these painted surfaces, a soft cool-cold gradient isolates the represented elements and gives a non-gravitational character to the compositions. The project is based on a choral visual basis. The groups of images altogether represent the discourse, giving great importance to the different parts that give sense to the work as a whole."